Strong Towns / Urban3 Communications Intern

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During the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern for both Strong Towns, an urban planning journalism outlet, and Urban3, a geoaccounting firm. Although both business do very different work, they tackle the same subject matter with a very similar goal: help create more financially resilient communities by building walkable, lovable and responsible cities and towns. My role was to report on Urban3’s work which was then published on Strong Towns’ blog. My weekly pieces served as publicity for […]

One Week in Pamplona

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It has officially been one week since my arrival in Pamplona. In just a short time, many things have stood out to me. Various people told me about several big differences between life in Spain and the US, but actually experiencing these differences has been so exciting. Here are my impressions on a few big areas after seven full days. Food Everyone that had visited Spain told me the food is amazing. I can confirm. However, not many people were […]

Study Abroad: Pamplona, Spain

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Hello, readers. I am spending the next five months of my life in Pamplona, Spain. Throughout my time here I plan to create and post some form of story every week or two. This is to keep family and friends up to date, perhaps entertain a few others and sharpen my story-telling skills. Please enjoy this first article overviewing why I am here and how my travels to Spain went. First off, where is Pamplona and what am I doing […]

MTB: Kitsuma, Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

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Whenever I go home to Montreat, NC, I make it a priority to get on the bike. Thanksgiving was no different. I enjoyed time with family, my momma’s cooking and the mountains. This short video is from what I consider my “home trail”: Kitsuma. It starts in Black Mountain and runs down into Old Fort. On a good day, I’ll tackle the ride from home, riding from out of my back door in Montreat and going through Ridgecrest. This particular […]

NCSVA Regional Champions

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I have learned that I need both physical activity and structure in order to be the best version of myself. After not playing an organized sport since high school, I finally found a way to get involved with athletics again. One day in the spring of my first year at school, I was attempting to play pickup beach volleyball with friends near our dorm. I met some of our club beach volleyball players who gave me a formal introduction to […]

Student Theatre: Publicist and Set Design

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Last school year I was in the cast of a musical each semester: The Wild Party in fall ’17 and Pippin in spring ’18. Both productions were put on by Company Carolina, an entirely student-run theatre club at UNC. After two very time-consuming shows, I realized a few things: I am unlikely to have a career as a performing artist. Although I enjoy the adrenaline during performances , I love preparing and motivating my teammates to succeed in the spotlight. […]

Data Story: Craft Beer and Skiing

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In this project for an Interactive Multimedia course, I chose a story that involved data and told it using interactive Javascript plugins to immerse the reader and convey the message. With winter approaching at the time of this assignment, I found myself thinking about skiing, another passion of mine. I was also thinking of beer at the time of this assignment, but that has nothing to do with the time of year. However, it sparked the idea to search for […]

Patient Education Videos

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In my internship with Swarm Interactive, I had the opportunity to practice many different skills. One of those was video production. Swarm runs ViewMedica, a digital resource that provides interactive medical videos to doctors and patients. During my internship, I was able to contribute to the video library. My job was to turn a script into an engaging video that clearly communicates the desired message with proper content and tone. My work-flow began with story-boarding, then moved on to processing […]

The Muralist

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This photostory is about Scott Nurkin, a UNC – Chapel Hill alumnus and local artist. He now owns The Mural Shop and paints mural across the southeast. For a photojournalism class, I followed Scott as he completed a mural at the Ninth Street Bakery in Durham, NC.

EWS 2018 Interactive

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In this project, I had the opportunity to tell a non-fiction story of my choice with an educational slider. The web app was to be built with vanilla JavaScript as well as jQuery plugins. I used code snippets for the slider, jQuery UI code for the tabs on each slide, and jQuery code for the quiz, customizing the styling of each to meet my visual preferences and functional needs. Explore my web application, EWS Iteractive, and see the GitHub repository […]